Acrobatics @ Destination Arts
Destination Arts offers acrobatic/tumbling classes for ages 3 + years. Your student will work on tumbling skills that could be put in a dance routine (acrodance). We do things such as rolls, jumps, and flexibility, leading up to cartwheels, backbends, back walkovers, and eventually higher-level skills such as back/front handsprings, aerials, etc. as students progress. Destination Arts is proud to offer classes in a safe and family-friendly atmosphere, where confidence-building is a priority.
At Destination Arts, we follow a progressive curriculum and are Module One Certified by Acrobatic Arts.
Acrobatic Arts offers a comprehensive training program for dance educators to safely teach AcroDance. The curriculum covers anatomy, technique, progressions, lesson planning, choreography, and more and was developed with input from over 100 experts in related fields, it’s the most well-researched program in the industry.
All of our acrobatic/tumbling instructors are also certified in safe spotting and teaching techniques by the Tumbling Effect method.
“What is the difference between AcroDance and Gymnastics?”
1️⃣ Sport & Art
Gymnastics is considered a sport, while AcroDance is regarded as an artform.
Sprung gymnastics flooring allows for powerful high-level tumbling, while the dance stage requires soft landings and expressive, artistic movement.
3️⃣ Expression & Aesthetics
AcroDance performance qualities include expressive presentation and musicality, while gymnastic skills are performed with optimal value in mind.
4️⃣ Technical Variances
AcroDance instructors teach different techniques than gymnastic coaches to accomplish similar-looking skills for stage performances.
5️⃣ Competition / Judging
In gymnastics, there is a general outline pre-established by the required skills on apparatus. Tumbling passes and core content are strung together by connecting steps.
AcroDance has the freedom of artistic expression and choreography with little to no requirements in the competitive landscape.
Gymnastics has a code of points and requirements judges are looking for, while AcroDance is scored on general effect.